Mailer, Norman - Prose & Criticism
The Armies of the Night: History As a Novel/the Novel As History
The Armies of the Night
History As a Novel/the Novel As History
Paperback      ISBN: 0452272793
The novelists interpretes and dramatizes the October 1967 anti-war demonstration in Washington and the issues and politics involved
The Fight
The Fight
Paperback      ISBN: 0812986121
In 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaïre, two African American boxers were paid five million dollars apiece to fight each other. One was Muhammad Ali, the aging but irrepressible “professor of boxing.
The Deer Park
The Deer Park
Paperback      ISBN: 0812986156
In the Southern California resort town of Desert D'Or, a town controlled for profit by the motion-picture industry, sexual incontinence, avarice, and general corruption taint the lives, relationships, and characters of a select group of men and women. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
Harlot's Ghost
Harlot's Ghost
Paperback      ISBN: 0345379659
As the protege of the legendary intelligence officer Hugh Tremont Montague--known as Harlot--Harry Hubbard is transformed by his life of subterfuge and delusion and is drawn into a life of moral purpose. Reprint. NYT. PW.
An American Dream
An American Dream
Paperback      ISBN: 081298613x
In this wild battering ram of a novel, which was originally published to vast controversy in 1965, Norman Mailer creates a character who might be a fictional precursor of the philosopher-killer he would later profile in The Executioner’s Song. As Stephen Rojack, a decorated war hero and former congressman who murders his wife in a fashionable New York City high-rise, runs amok through the city in which he was once a privileged citizen, Mailer peels away the layers of our social norms to reveal a world of pure appetite and relentless cruelty. One part Nietzsche, one part de Sade, and one part Charlie Parker, An American Dream grabs the reader by the throat and refuses to let go. Praise for An American Dream “Perhaps the only serious New York novel since The Great Gatsby.
The Castle in the Forest
The Castle in the Forest
Paperback      ISBN: 0812978498
A mysterious SS man offers an insightful glimpse of the life and career of Adolf Hitler, revealing a unique perspective on his family, his childhood and adolescence, and the evolution of the man who became the personification of evil, in a panoramic novel that explores the essence of the struggle between good and evil that exists in us all. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
The Time of Our Time
The Time of Our Time
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0375500979
Coincident with the fiftieth anniversary of his first book, The Naked and the Dead, one of the twentieth century's greatest writers chronicles his career and his times through interrelated passages taken from his works. 35,000 first printing.
Selected Letters of Norman Mailer
Selected Letters of Norman Mailer
Hardcover      ISBN: 1400066239
"Mailer wrote almost 50,000 letters over the course of his life, keeping a copy of almost every one of them. He corresponded with presidents and politicians, artists and athletes, writers and editors, students, antagonists, fans, friends, his children, his loves, including his beloved sixth wife, Norris Church Mailer. Here are the letters of a precocious sixteen-year-old arriving from Brooklyn at Harvard. Here are the letters depicting the horrors of the war in the Pacific from a soldier's point of view.Here are the letters describing a young writer's struggle with his first novel, a manuscript that would become The Naked and the Dead. And here are the many, many letters of a man who spent sixty years in the spotlight. Read together, they form an autobiographical portrait of Norman Mailer"--
The Time of Our Time
The Time of Our Time
Paperback      ISBN: 0375754911
One of the twentieth century's greatest writers chronicles his career and his times through interrelated passages taken from his works
Ancient Evenings
Ancient Evenings
Paperback      ISBN: 0812986067
Norman Mailer’s dazzlingly rich, deeply evocative novel of ancient Egypt breathes life into the figures of a lost era: the eighteenth-dynasty Pharaoh Rameses and his wife, Queen Nefertiti; Menenhetet, their creature, lover, and victim; and the gods and mortals that surround them in intimate and telepathic communion. Mailer’s reincarnated protagonist is carried through the exquisite gardens of the royal harem, along the majestic flow of the Nile, and into the terrifying clash of battle. An extraordinary work of inventiveness, Ancient Evenings lives on in the mind long after the last page has been turned. Praise for Ancient Evenings “Astounding, beautifully written . . . a leap of imagination that crosses three millennia to Pharaonic Egypt.